Be More Chill - Broadway
$49 - $250
BEING A LOSER HAS NEVER BEEN SO COOL.
Broadway's new musical sensation is BE MORE CHILL. It's already "one of the most popular new musicals in America," raves The New York Times. And The Wall Street Journal cheers, "It's going to hit big - and deservedly so!" Discover this hilariously honest show for yourself, featuring an electric, ear-worm filled score by "one of Broadway's next great songwriters" (Billboard).
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In BE MORE CHILL, achieving the "perfect life" is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology - but it comes at a cost that's not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong? Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there's never been a better time in history to be yourself - especially if you're a loser... geek... or whatever.
Running Time: Two hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission
Featured Reviews For Be More Chill
REVIEW: Broadway's 'Be More Chill' is an overplayed and overwrought musical about teen life in a hi-tech world - Chicago Tribune
If all of its overplayed, insecure, overwrought, dial-in-the-red-zone freneticism could have been avoided, we'd actually have an interesting Broadway show that not only reveals just how terrified we all are about the encroachments of digitized technology on our human bodies - and of teenage addiction to medication - but also how difficult it is to pull off weird "Little Shop of Horrors"-style satire in this moralistic moment when every show has the same thing to teach. Be your nerdy self and let your freak flag fly! They won't love you 'till you love yourself.
‘Be More Chill’ found an audience online. But in a Broadway theater, it lost me. - Washington Post
I couldn't be less chill, not after sitting through the insipid "Be More Chill" for the second time. I saw it last year off-Broadway, a perch on which it landed by virtue of the mad crush many young folk developed for a cast recording that streamed online long before a New York engagement was ever in the works. It is, in that sense, the first musical to click its way onto Broadway, where it had its official opening at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday. And, boy, were my misgivings from my initial encounter confirmed. "Be More Shrill" would be a better title for director Stephen Brackett's heinously overamplified and overacted production, built on the story of a nerd played by the intrepid Will Roland, who takes a magic pill to become popular with the high school "in" crowd.
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by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Be More Chill will play its final Broadway performance today, August 11th following 30 previews and 177 performances.
by Stage Tube - August 2, 2019
We're getting an upgrade thanks to Andrew Keenan-Bolger's performance at Be More Chill's final post-show hang! Check out the video to see the Broadway favorite sing 'Blue Hair' alongside the show's Tony-nominated composer Joe Iconis!
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2019
The Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording two-disc CD set is available online and in stores today, Friday, July 19. It was released for digital download and streaming earlier this year, with a vinyl release planned for later this year.
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2019
Be More Chill: Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for CD pre-order and the two-disc set will be released online and in stores on Friday, July 19.
by Stage Tube - July 1, 2019
Cast members from Be More Chill recently stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk for a performance! The cast performed the songs 'The Pants Song,' 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into,' 'Michael in the Bathroom,' and 'Voices in My Head.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 27, 2019
Last night, June 26, following the performance of Be More Chill, Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Smokey Joe's Cafe) joined composer Joe Iconis on stage for a performance of his song 'Do You Wanna Ride?' Watch the performance below!
Breaking: BE MORE CHILL Announces Summer Closing Date; Joe Iconis Performs At Tonight's Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2019
Joe Iconis announced following tonight's performance of Be More Chill from the stage that the Broadway production of the social media phenomenon musical will close on August 11th following 30 previews and 177 performances
VIDEO: Lolo (Lauren Pritchard) and Gerard Canonico Sing 'Anymore' by Joe Iconis at BE MORE CHILL's Post-Show Hang
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2019
Last night, June 19, following the performance of Be More Chill, Lolo (Lauren Pritchard) joined Gerard Canonico on stage for a performance of Joe Iconis' song 'Anymore.' The pair previously starred in Spring Awakening together.
by Alexa Criscitiello - June 13, 2019
Tonight, the Broadway company of Be More Chill will celebrate an exciting step forward in the quest for diversity on stage, as four actors of Asian descent portray four principal roles in the show for the first time ever.
by Stage Tube - June 13, 2019
Last night, Alice Ripley took the stage after the curtain call of Be More Chill, to sing a song from the show's composer, Joe Iconis. Watch her sing 'If You Like It' below!
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2019
BE MORE CHILL composer Joe Iconis took to twitter to share his appreciation for the Michael in the Bathroom performance on the Tony Awards last night, which caught him by surprise.
by Stage Tube - June 5, 2019
Tonight, the cast of Be More Chill stuck around after the show to 'hang' with composer Joe Iconis and treat the crowd to not one, but three songs that were cut from the show!
by Jennifer Broski - June 5, 2019
The social media sensation Be More Chill celebrated 100 Broadway performances at the Lyceum Theatre today!
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2019
Today, Be More Chill announced the special guests for "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening encore series through July 31st.
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2019
Stranger Things star and Broadway kid Gaten Matarazzo hit the stage at Be More Chill tonight for a post-show performance of 'More Than Survive' with composer Joe Iconis and some of the cast!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Today, the producers of Be More Chill announced the launch of "The Post Show Hang," a special Wednesday evening post-show encore series, that will include a performance tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, with Gaten Matarazzo("Stranger Things"). Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis will accompany an exciting lineup of actors as they each perform a song from the Tony Award-nominated score of Be More Chill. Additional actors will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
To celebrate four years since the musical's world premiere and an unparalleled journey to the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, the producers of the new musical sensation Be More Chill today announced special ticket prices available to fans for a limited time only.
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2019
Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly!) dropped by Be More Chill tonight for a curtain call surprise. Taking the stage with composer, Joe Iconis, Trensch (who played the role of Jeremy in the first reading of the show) performed the song, 'A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into.'